New Zealand refit yards


With an abundance of dedicated and skilled labour, these yards will meticulously restore and enhance your vessels, preserving their timeless allure

As the region’s leading combination of superyacht facilities and services, Orams Marine offers refit in the heart of the Pacific’s leading marine precinct. The central Auckland shipyard delivers award-winning refit services, a blend of facilities and trades, and a location adjacent to restaurants, crew housing and recreation. In the region’s longest- running superyacht refit yard, the Orams Marine team has built a maintenance hub, complete with recently upgraded facilities; a 820 tonne travel lift allows large yachts to haul out in the central city, while buildings which accommodate the travel lift give those yachts access to an enclosed work environment. An additional 600 tonne slipway as well as a number of other marine travel lifts mean yachts, support vessels and tenders can be hauled for an efficient refit period. There’s also a wide range of services onsite such as customs clearance and immigration.


A superyacht haul-out facility located in Tauranga. Vessel Works is purpose built to lift commercial and recreational vessels ranging from 15 to 55 metres in length, with a lifting capacity of up to 350 tonnes. One of the notable features is its open yard, which allows vessels undergoing refits to have unlimited contractor access, providing a suitable setting for completing refit projects to the owner’s specifications. The Bay of Plenty, known for its stunning natural beauty and tourist attractions, offers additional benefits for superyachts choosing to have their refits at Vessel Works. Vessel Works is also a New Zealand Customs approved Place of First arrival, streamlining the arrival process for visiting superyachts. Vessel Works offers a truly unique and world-class destination for superyachts considering a refit in the South Pacific.

VESSEL WORKSVessel Works, New Zealand

New Zealand’s largest and most experienced multihull haul out and repair specialists. Norsand Boatyard is a family owned and operated business that has been servicing the marine industry for over 20 years and has developed a worldwide reputation for excellence in refitting and repairing cruising yachts. Norsand’s highly qualified staff include traditional wooden boat builders, cabinetmakers, composite boatbuilders, marine applicators, riggers, and labourers plus the site has a well stocked boatyard store. The concrete slipway has the capacity for vessels of up to 120 tons weight and 11m beam and can cater to a vast range of multihulls and monohulls as well as heavier vessels. Using the custom, purpose built hydraulic trailers, steel cradles, and marine railway system, you can rest assured your vessel is in safe hands.

Located in Whangarei harbour, 2 hours North of Auckland, Port Nikau is the gateway to exploring the beautiful Northland coastline. Discover Northland’s outdoor adventure landscape while taking advantage of NZ’s most experienced boat building, survey, yacht support, refit, and repair specialists. With deep 6m superyacht berths, 670m2 of wharf space, room to service and store masts up to 65m long, Port Nikau provides the ultimate refit experience. Options available for haul out work are at Heron Ship Repair slipway for vessels up to 1800T or newly commissioned 500T Travel Lift at Oceania Marine, both within 1 km of Port Nikau’s berth facilities. Central Whangarei is just a short 5 minute drive away.